Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford). Copyright: BBC.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

BBC One sitcom about an accident-prone man. 22 episodes (3 series), 1973 - 2016. Stars Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Jessica Forte.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Image shows from L to R: Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford), Betty Spencer (Michele Dotrice). Copyright: BBC.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Accident-prone Frank Spencer creates havoc wherever he goes; wife Betty can only stand by and watch as he ruins everything

1973 - 2016
22   (3 series), plus 1 charity sketch
Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Jessica Forte
Raymond Allen
Michael Mills and Sydney Lotterby
Michael Mills and Sydney Lotterby

To say that Frank Spencer is a one-man walking disaster area would be somewhat of an understatement.

Although ever enthusiastic and well-intentioned, Frank is entirely feckless. An accident-prone, underachieving social misfit, he is loved by his wife and no one else; his will to keep going despite it being obvious to everyone else that he is making things worse is not too ingratiating a trait.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • SMDAE (Acronym)
Theme tune composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 15th February 1973 on BBC One at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 18th March 2016 on BBC One at 9:34pm
Last repeat
Wednesday 26th December 2018 at 10:30pm on BBC4

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